[Alpha] Lutron Connected Bulb Remote

I’m feeling a little overwhelmed here. In form factor, I think the Lutron Connected Bulb Remote looks like a perfect solution for controlling smart bulbs. I have a few OSRAM Lightify bulbs connected directly to ST. Can I simply connect the Lutron Connected Bulb Remote to ST and then have it control my bulbs?

Okay. I see that now. Too many other languages in the noggin to learn another at the moment. Only issue I see with this entire approach is that the LIghtify modual does not appear to notify ST of a change of state, but I may not be waiting long enough either. Not a big deal in this instance (under-cabinet lighting) but would love to see ST open up the architecture a bit.

Follow Sticks18’s process starting from December '15. You will need a compatible connected bulb to pair directly to the remote and a custom device handler to query the messages to know what values to add to the application he wrote. May dig into this a bit more and see if there is some way to do this as an all-in-one approach instead of requiring debugging output to query values over the long weekend coming up.

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I figured it out thanks to your help Scott. Found that the group id of my remote was 1E1B, however the pairing process didn’t seem to work with my centralite zigbee plug in lamp module.

What was the support level the object needed for the LCBR? Was it at least ZHA1.2?

Logan

Pairing directly to the remote requires ZLL. Using my method only requires support for the Groups cluster, which most ZigBee HA devices do.

If you log into the IDE and click the ‘My Devices’ tab, then click on your centralite ZigBee plug in module and look at the row ‘Raw Description’ you should see 0004 cluster listed. If not, then it won’t work; otherwise it should. Might be a distance issue for the remote.

It’s not a simple process for this device.

You can read this thread to find out how to do it, or if you want something which is much simpler to set up, take a look at the devices in the button FAQ for several alternatives which will just add like any other SmartThings – compatible thing. Some work as wallmounts, some are handheld. Choice is good. :sunglasses:

Raw Description of the Centralite ZHA1.1 Zigbee Plug in Module is 01 0104 0101 00 08 0000 0003 0004 0005 0006 0008 0B04 0B05 01 0019
Does this support the Group cluster?

It should.

Maybe then I got my group ID wrong on the remote. When does it send the trace catchall that has the remote group ID to the log? After you pick the end point of the initial bulb?

Logan

Yes, once the 3 items are selected, it will request the groupId from the bulb; and you should see the live log trace from that bulb.

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Hey @Sticks18 can you help me? Is 1E1B my remote group ID?

9:00:09 PM: warn DID NOT PARSE MESSAGE for description : catchall: 0104 0004 01 01 0140 00 5BB8 01 00 0000 03 01 8B1E1B
1557a3fe-e742-4ff9-99e3-720887d2f25c 9:00:09 PM: debug description is catchall: 0104 0004 01 01 0140 00 5BB8 01 00 0000 03 01 8B1E1B

After I click done… this comes up in the log, but the dining room lamp (ZHA) is still not controlled. :frowning:

1557a3fe-e742-4ff9-99e3-720887d2f25c 9:08:26 PM: debug SmartShield(clusterId: 0x0004, command: 0x03, data: [0x8b, 0x1e, 0x1b], destinationEndpoint: 0x01, direction: 0x01, isClusterSpecific: true, isManufacturerSpecific: false, manufacturerId: 0x0000, messageType: 0x00, number: null, options: 0x0140, profileId: 0x0104, senderShortId: 0x5bb8, sourceEndpoint: 0x01, text: null)
1557a3fe-e742-4ff9-99e3-720887d2f25c 9:08:26 PM: warn DID NOT PARSE MESSAGE for description : catchall: 0104 0004 01 01 0140 00 5BB8 01 00 0000 03 01 8B1E1B
1557a3fe-e742-4ff9-99e3-720887d2f25c 9:08:26 PM: debug description is catchall: 0104 0004 01 01 0140 00 5BB8 01 00 0000 03 01 8B1E1B
1557a3fe-e742-4ff9-99e3-720887d2f25c 9:08:26 PM: debug SmartShield(clusterId: 0x0004, command: 0x0b, data: [0x00, 0x80], destinationEndpoint: 0x01, direction: 0x01, isClusterSpecific: false, isManufacturerSpecific: false, manufacturerId: 0x0000, messageType: 0x00, number: null, options: 0x0140, profileId: 0x0104, senderShortId: 0x5bb8, sourceEndpoint: 0x01, text: null)
1557a3fe-e742-4ff9-99e3-720887d2f25c 9:08:26 PM: warn DID NOT PARSE MESSAGE for description : catchall: 0104 0004 01 01 0140 00 5BB8 00 00 0000 0B 01 0080
1557a3fe-e742-4ff9-99e3-720887d2f25c 9:08:26 PM: debug description is catchall: 0104 0004 01 01 0140 00 5BB8 00 00 0000 0B 01 0080
2720b927-5ff0-4e48-8038-230996801421 9:08:26 PM: debug Group Id for this remote is: 1E1B
1557a3fe-e742-4ff9-99e3-720887d2f25c 9:08:25 PM: debug SmartShield(clusterId: 0x0004, command: 0x0b, data: [0x00, 0x80], destinationEndpoint: 0x01, direction: 0x01, isClusterSpecific: false, isManufacturerSpecific: false, manufacturerId: 0x0000, messageType: 0x00, number: null, options: 0x0140, profileId: 0x0104, senderShortId: 0x5bb8, sourceEndpoint: 0x01, text: null)
1557a3fe-e742-4ff9-99e3-720887d2f25c 9:08:25 PM: warn DID NOT PARSE MESSAGE for description : catchall: 0104 0004 01 01 0140 00 5BB8 00 00 0000 0B 01 0080
1557a3fe-e742-4ff9-99e3-720887d2f25c 9:08:25 PM: debug description is catchall: 0104 0004 01 01 0140 00 5BB8 00 00 0000 0B 01 0080
2720b927-5ff0-4e48-8038-230996801421 9:08:25 PM: debug Group Id for this remote is: 1E1B

Hi again, with @Sticks18 help, we’ve identified that the older style centralite zigbee dimmer module plug in doesn’t work, even though it supports group messaging it may have it disabled.

I’ve ordered a new series 3 centralite zigbee plug in dimmer module ZHA1.2, will report back shortly if that works.

If not will also try the GE zigbee plug in lamp module next.

Will keep you guys posted.

@workingmonk do you know when this will be out of alpha and group messaging will be supported? Right now LCBR is the best option for physically dimming lamps. Thanks!

New here but I didn’t notice anyone mention this above.
I have recently moved from wink to smartthings and when my remote was paired to wink you could select two different modes. one was to command lights and one was to command shortcuts.
is there a way we can do this with smartthings? does anyone have a routed wink hub they can see what it is doing?
Have we looked into switching the remote into this other mode? or was this how wink handled it not how the remote functioned?
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Just want to give an update, tried the new ZHA1.2 centralite zigbee plug in lamp module with @Sticks18 group control smart app, no luck. Also tried the osram lightify A19 RGBWs with the smart app no luck either. To date I haven’t been able to pair zha items with the lcbr only ZLL bulbs. :sweat:

@workingmonk the alpha came out over a year ago. Is there an update on support? Can I make a 200 dollar pay pal donation to support the cause? I have 20 of these things lol. And wink is more and more losing its customers to St.

Thanks!

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Is this dead? I picked up a few of these today and am trying to figure the best use for them in my hue system… Is it possible to get them to change scenes?

Not sure if this will help any, but If you’re not trying to also get them to work with smartthings, you can just add them to your Hue bridge like a hue dimmer switch and they will work. You have to first commission them to the hue bridge and then commission individual lights to them.

The following is a good step-by-step video for that process.

I don’t know if that let you control a hue scene, though, I haven’t tried it.

If you do it this way, though, the remotes are invisible to SmartThings. So you can’t do anything else with them, just control lights which are connected to the hue bridge. But you can control multiple lights with one button push, if that helps.

Yes I did this already… Thanks for answering.

I was wondering if there was anything else that can be done with them… Like changing scenese would be my number 1 thing.

I’m interested in knowing the current status too. I have several of these remotes connected to Wink and would like to move everything over to SmartThings. I bought an extra Connected Remote to test with SmartThings but it seems it doesn’t really work like it does in Wink - is that the case?